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Shoa

[shoh-ah] /ˈʃoʊ ɑ/
noun
1.
a former kingdom in E Africa: now a province of Ethiopia. 25,290 sq. mi. (65,501 sq. km).
Capital: Addis Ababa.

Shoa

[shoh-uh] /ˈʃoʊ ə/
noun
1.
the Holocaust.
Also, Shoah.
Origin
< Hebrew
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Shoa in the Bible

opulent, the mountain district lying to the north-east of Babylonia, anciently the land of the Guti, or Kuti, the modern Kurdistan. The plain lying between these mountains and the Tigris was called su-Edina, i.e., "the border of the plain." This name was sometimes shortened into Suti and Su, and has been regarded as = Shoa (Ezek. 23:23). Some think it denotes a place in Babylon. (See PEKOD.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for Shoa

historic kingdom of central Ethiopia. It lies mostly on high plateau country, rising to 13,123 feet (4,000 m) in Mount Abuye Meda. Its modern capital and main commercial centre is Addis Ababa. Shewa is bounded on the northwest by the Blue Nile River and on the southwest by the Omo River; its eastern and southeastern boundaries are in the Great Rift Valley along the Awash River.

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